Good news for those of you who have always wanted to own a cat but couldn’t because you're allergic.
Swiss scientists have come up with a potential vaccine that makes cats less likely to cause allergies, according to the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Approximately 10 percent of the Western population is allergic to cats, the study said. Or rather, a protein produced by cats.
When given the vaccine, cats are less likely to produce the protein that causes human allergies, the study found. In a sense, the vaccine works by immunizing cats against their own allergen.
The scientists found the cats handled the vaccine well and it didn’t appear to have any negative effects.
The company is also working on a vaccine for dogs.
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